Historically, many citizens do not vote because they do not understand what a large impact each individual vote can have. According to the Government Accountability Board, less than 20% of registered voters turn out for a partisan vote. People fail to vote for many different reasons: lack of awareness, apathy, confusion, or the belief that “my vote won’t make a difference”. You still have your one vote, and if you don’t exercise it you give up your right to have a say in the matter.
Your neighbors, your kids, and your property values are all counting on you to guide Oak Creek and Franklin to a future that is supported by a true majority. The School Board chose to bring this referendum to the voters, now it is your turn to exercise your right to vote.
At the OCHS conference night last week, I had a parent ask me what percentage of the vote is required for this to pass. Little did she realize that the referendum could pass (or fail) by one vote. We need a majority of YES votes for the referendum to pass, so, yes, your one vote truly does make a difference. If the proposed referendum passes, the elementary school is scheduled to open fall of 2016 and the secondary building will open fall of 2017.
On Nov. 4, 2014, do your best to become an informed voter and vote. Do it because good schools benefit everyone. You can make a difference in the lives of your family, your community, and your school district. Remember, every vote counts!
For more information, visit the district website.
To view a sample ballot, click here.
Posted by Amy